Nathan Rocks Country Straight To No 1
The hottest act in the Irish Music Industry, Nathan Carter was celebrating the phenomenal success of his latest album, which rocketed straight to the Number 1 spot in the Official Irish Album Charts, last month.
His second Number 1 Album in less than a year and the first Live Album to reach the top spot since Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Live in Dublin ’in 2007,‘ ‘The Wagon Wheel Show Live’ was released at the beginning of March.
The superb live recording, which was recorded at the Aura Centre in Letterkenney, captures all of the magic and atmosphere of Nathan’s highly acclaimed Wagon Wheel Show. Friday’s weekly charts show that in just 7 days, the recording has become the biggest selling album in Ireland.
“I am absolutely delighted,” says Nathan. “Our last album, ‘Where I Wanna Be’ went to Number 1 after a few weeks and we were thrilled with that, but this time, to have gone in straight at Number 1 is just unbelievable. I was hoping it would do well in the charts, but we just didn’t know what the reaction to a Live Album would be. To be honest, when I look down the list at some of the other incredible names in the Charts, I have do double check that it’s really me at the top!
“This really means such a lot and it’s a great honour to bring country music to the top of the charts again. On tour, the Show has been going really well. The crowds have been turning out in huge numbers everywhere we go and now, for now for this album to go to Number 1, well it’s just fantastic. I’m heading to Letterkenny to play again, and the journey will have been made a lot easier with this incredible news. Thanks so much to everyone who bought the album; I hope you all enjoy listening to it!’
The Wagon Wheel Show Live is also available on DVD in all CD Stores, HMV & Tesco and on iTunes.